CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in a busy Cambridge neighborhood described as normally “very safe.”

A man in his 20s was found suffering from a single gunshot wound Thursday around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tremont and Hampshire Street.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to an area hospital but did not survive.

cambridge2 Man Fatally Shot In Busy Cambridge Neighborhood

One man was killed in a Cambridge shooting. (WBZ-TV)

No arrests have been made, but a dark colored sedan was seen fleeing the area.

“This is a very safe neighborhood. It’s very busy, there are a lot of people walking through the neighborhood. A lot of motor vehicle traffic. So this a rarity for this neighborhood,” Cambridge Police Superintendent Jack Albert said.

cambridge Man Fatally Shot In Busy Cambridge Neighborhood

Police investigate a Cambridge student. (WBZ-TV)

Andrew Godlewski said the shooting was surprising for residents in the neighborhood.

“It’s sad. I can’t believe it. You don’t expect it around here. Definitely not anything that we’ve seen,” said Godlewski.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge Police.


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